Affectionately named the “Sweetheart Plant,” the Heartleaf Neon Philodendron is the perfect gift for your plant lover, guaranteed to brighten up any mantle.
Growing pot size: 10cm
Other common names: Heart Leaf Philodendron, ‘Sweetheart Plant’
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry in between watering.
Pet Friendly: No
Looking for a low-maintenance houseplant with lasting good looks? The Heartleaf Neon Philodendron is great for the novice plant parent, as it requires very little care to maintain its long shelf life. Its vibrant green color offsets darker surrounding tones, making it a definite eye-catcher. In the right environment, it will continue to grow and thrive with long, luscious vines, right at home in a hanging basket or pot on the mantle.
Heartleaf Neon Philodendron - Care Practices
Light: Bright indirect light. Leaves are sensitive and can burn easily from direct light or become sun stressed.
Water: Watering thoroughly and removing excess water. Do not allow the soil to completely dry out.
Humidity: Tolerant of dry air, but appreciates occasional misting and 40% relative humidity or higher.
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C.
Fertiliser: Feed monthly from spring through fall with a balanced liquid or water-soluble fertiliser, diluted by half. Don't feed in winter.
Soil: Use a peat moss-based mix.
Propagation: Take 7-10 cm-long stem tip cuttings (with at least 3 leaves attached to each) in spring or early summer. Pinch just below a leaf node with fingernails, scissors or pruners.
Repotting: Can be done every 2-3 years.
Cleaning Tip: Gently wipe down with a damp cloth to remove dust. Remove yellowing leaves right away.
Toxicity: Toxic. Keep plants away from children and pets.
Heartleaf Neon Philodendron - Common Problems
My Heartleaf Neon Philodendron doesn’t look very green...
Philodendrons may emerge a darker bronze color initially, but will quickly turn green. If the leaves have a pink blush, that may be a sign of sun stress from too much direct sunlight.
Why is my Heartleaf Neon Philodendron wilting?
This is an indicator that the potting medium has dried out, and the soil needs to be replenished with water. It could also be a mark of root rot.
How do I prevent root rot?
Use a cachepot or a container with drainage holes to prevent root rot.
Signs of Overwatering
Soggy soil and yellow leaves.
Check for fungus gnats and aphids.